Vancouver Sun Run
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Vancouver Sun Run is a 10-km race held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada each year on the third (sometimes the fourth) Sunday in April. It is Canada’s largest 10K since its inception in 1985 and the 2nd largest timed 10K in the world. It includes a relatively small number of competitive elite runners, a wheelchair race, and numerous other categories of participants ranging from runners to parents walking with their children in strollers.
An incredible 48,904 registrants signed up for the 2012 Vancouver Sun Run event with participants taking in the beautiful Vancouver scenery under sunny skies. The Vancouver Sun Run has truly become one of Vancouver’s traditional rites of spring and is preparing for its 29th year running.
Website: Vancouver Sun Run | April 21, 2013
- 10K Run
- 2.5K Shaw Mini Sun Run
Due to the large number of participants in this event, the Vancouver Sun Run has a “Wave Start” to begin the event.
- Competitive wheelchairs: 8:40 a.m. Burrard & Georgia
- Sun Run (10K): 9:00 a.m. Burrard & Georgia
- Shaw Mini Sun Run (2.5K): 8:00 a.m. @ Pacific Blvd (BC Place Stadium)
You can register on the official registration page of Vancouver Sun Run. The entry fees for early bird registrations before Jan 31 is $45. There is no race day registration.
Online and fax registration closes April 16, 2013 at midnight. After April 16, 2013 you can register IN PERSON only on April 18, 19 & 20, 2013 at the Sun Run Fair @ our host venue, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC.
Course / Route Map
The 10K route is a beautiful scenic course which begins in Vancouver’s downtown core at Burrard Street and Georgia Street. Participants will enjoy the downhill start as they make their way towards the world famous Stanley Park, continuing along English Bay to Hornby Street, then onto Pacific Avenue, across the Burrard Street bridge exiting onto 2nd Avenue. Winding along Fir Street to join 4th Avenue the route continues east on 6th Avenue to the Cambie Street Bridge for the final stretch across the bridge to the finish line.
The 10K route is sprinkled with gentle, undulating hills making it both fun and enjoyable, while providing breathtaking scenery which includes the snow-capped mountains along Georgia Straight, water views along English Bay and False Creek. The organizing committee hires numerous entertainers to perform along the route and in the stadium at the end of the race.
Time Limits and Cutoffs
Slower runners must remain on the right side of the road to allow quicker runners to pass on the left. The Vancouver Sun Run will be using the MyLaps BibTag timing system this year.
Water stations are provided at six locations along the course as well as music entertainment in the form of bands.
Prize Money/ Awards
- Open – Top 3 Men & Women: $3,000, $1,500, $750
- Canadian Citizens – Top 5 Men & Women: $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, $250
- Masters (40+) – Top 3 Men & Women: $750, $500, $250
Awards are given three deep to males and females in: Overall, Masters, Wheelchairs, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 plus. No award category for 15 and under.
Men: Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 30:55 (2006)
Women: James Koskei (KEN) 27:58 (2002)
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
Entry fee includes a Sun Run 2013 souvenir T-shirt featuring artwork by Vancouver artist, Tiko Kerr. Youth size Shaw Mini Sun Run participants will receive a paint-your-own T-shirt and a paint kit.
Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 45°F to 55°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 61°F.
Results & Past Winners
Results of past years of the event are available on our Vancouver Sun Run Results page.